By The Associated Press
10 banks agree to pay $8.5 billion for foreclosure abuse
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ten major banks agreed Monday to pay $8.5 billion to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay in their homes.
The banks, which
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A judge ruled on Monday that a man accused of killing seven people at a small Northern California Christian college is not mentally fit for trial.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carrie Panetta temporarily suspended the case against One
By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI on Monday began the excavation of an abandoned well in Central California in a renewed search for possible victims of two men known as the "Speed Freak Killers."
A team of the agency's forensic experts will be joined by local
By DEEPTI HAJELAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A California serial killer who left a trail of brutalized women's bodies in his wake was sentenced Monday in New York to an additional 25 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering two young women here in the 1970s.
By EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data
By MATT MOOREAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Stilted gaits and mindless shambling did nothing to stop demand for Image Comics' "The Walking Dead" series, with the 100th issue of Robert Kirkman's acclaimed series garnering the top spot as 2012's top-selling comic book.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A retired Pennsylvania pastor charged with killing both of his wives is on trial in the death of his second wife.
Arthur "A.B." Schirmer, 64, is charged with killing Betty Jean Schirmer in 2008 and staging a car accident to cover it up. A panel of 12 jurors and four
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The FBI paid mob informants more than $500,000 and overlooked their crimes to try to bolster a racketeering case that's "been on life support" for years, a defense lawyer argued Monday.
The FBI has little to show for its 13-year
By JEANNIE NUSSAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor said Monday he plans to seek the death penalty for an Arkansas man accused of killing a 6-year-old neighbor who already had been the victim of abuse by her father and stepmother.
Zachary Holly is charged with capital murder, rape
By ASHOK SHARMAAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - An Indian magistrate ruled Monday that the media will not be allowed to attend pre-trial hearings or the trial of the five men accused of raping and killing a young student in the Indian capital, a police official said.
Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal